PARISHIONERS, friends and members of the public forsook the glorious sunshine outside – for a wee while at least – to help swell the coffers of Cardross Parish Church at its annual spring fair on Saturday morning.

Stalls selling bric-a-brac, jewellery, books, arts and crafts, children’s toys, plants and home baking all did a roaring trade – while there was no shortage of people of all ages ready to enjoy a refreshing cuppa and some delicious sweet treats in the tearoom.

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One of the most popular features of the day, though, was the raffle, which boasted a vast array of sweets, drinks, toys, toiletries and much more – all donated by members of the congregation – and which, such was the quantity and quality of the prizes, took a full half-hour for the all the winning tickets to be drawn and the prizes handed out to the lucky recipients.

After the dust settled – and organisers and visitors alike had had a chance to pack up and go outside to enjoy the sun – the church said in a statement on Facebook: “A big thanks to all who came along to the Spring Fair on Saturday.

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“It was a great day and we are delighted to announce that we raised over £1,600.

“Thanks also to all those who very generously donated their time, goods and services to help make the event the success it was.”